I am sorry if I have complained too much but I don't really like the new format, though I understand that you are trying to improve the way things work. The new "Favorite Things" feature forces you to choose certain items in a list format. I tried inputing "USA" in the travel section several times but the new system doesn't seem to recognize it and has deleted it from my list at least 4 times. I don't want to list all 50 states individually and I am using country names for the rest of the inputed items. Can this please be improved? I've also had this problem for other sections of the Favorite Things feature as well.
This is how the favorite things work, hopefully without getting too technical. When you start typing a favorite thing, it will autocomplete possible answers that other people have picked. You are free to use those (especially if you're on a mobile or tablet), or you can keep typing and use what you typed in. And then that will be available in the autocomplete for everyone else. This should make it easier to add things (you don't have to worry about how you spell things if you can get the first couple of letters right!) and easier to maintain.
Here's a perfect example - say you want to find someone else who has a devotion to St. Therese. Well, from the old system, there are 60+ different spellings or forms of that! I kid you not:
Blessed Mother Teresa, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Blessed Mother Theresa, Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Blessed Theresa of Calcutta, Mother Teresa, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Mother Theresa, Mother Theresa of Calcuta, Saint Mother Teresa, Saint Mother Theresa, Saint Teresa, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Saint Teresa de Avila, Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Saint Teresa of the Little Flower, Saint Teresa the Little Flower, Saint Terese, Saint Terese of Lisieux, Saint Terese of the Child Jesus, Saint Theresa, Saint Theresa Little Flower, Saint Theresa of Avila, Saint Theresa of Lisieux, Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, Saint Theresa of the Little Flower, Saint Theresa The Little Flower, Saint Therese, Saint Therese de Liseux, Saint Therese de Lisieux, Saint Therese Lisieux, Saint Therese Little Flower, Saint Therese of Avila, Saint Therese of Liseaux, Saint Therese of Liseiux, Saint Therese of Liseux, Saint Therese of Lisieux, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Saint Therese of the Little Flower, Saint Therese The Little Flower, Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa de Jesus, Santa Teresita del Nio Jess, Teresa, Teresa de Avila, Teresa of Avila, Teresa of Calcutta, Terese, Teresita, Theresa
There are probably 7 or 8 unique identities represented there, but a dozen or so forms for each. So that's what the favorite tags are for - not to limit creative expression, but to limit creative........... spellings.